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A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

By |2022-03-28T03:00:27-07:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your overall net worth. As Leslie Rouda Smith, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “Homeownership is rewarding in so many ways and can serve [...]

Are You Wondering if This Is the Year To Buy a Home?

By |2022-03-16T03:00:58-07:00March 16th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Every year, many renters ask themselves the same question: Should I continue renting, or is it time to buy a home? If you’re a renter, chances are you’ve asked yourself that question at least once, and it’s likely because you’ve faced an increase in your monthly housing costs over time. After all, according to Census [...]

The Difference Between Renting and Owning [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2022-02-25T04:00:45-07:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Some Highlights If you’re deciding whether to rent or buy, consider the many financial benefits that come with owning a home. As a renter, you build your landlord’s wealth and face rising costs. As a homeowner, you build your own net worth and can lock in your monthly payments for the length of your loan. [...]

Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row

By |2022-02-21T04:00:54-07:00February 21st, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

In an annual Gallup poll, Americans chose real estate as the best long-term investment. And it’s not the first time it’s topped the list, either. Real estate has been on a winning streak for the past eight years, consistently gaining traction as the best long-term investment (see graph below): If you’re thinking about purchasing a [...]

Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country

By |2022-01-31T04:00:59-07:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

If you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and increasing mortgage rates, there’s something you should consider. According to the latest report from ATTOM Data, owning a home is more affordable than renting in the majority of the country. The 2022 [...]

4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

By |2021-11-15T04:00:37-07:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about before you settle [...]

Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past Year

By |2021-11-01T03:00:03-07:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Rents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from Apartmentlist.com shows rents are rising at a rate much higher than the three years leading up to the pandemic: “Since January of this year, the national median rent has increased by a staggering 16.4 percent. To put that in context, rent growth from January [...]